23 Woe to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for (A)there will be great distress upon the [a]land, and wrath to this people; 24 and they will fall by (B)the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and (C)Jerusalem will be (D)trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until (E)the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Return of Christ

25 “There will be [b]signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting from fear and the expectation of the things that are coming upon the [c]world; for the powers of [d]the heavens will be shaken. 27 And (F)then they will see (G)the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because (H)your redemption is drawing near.”

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  1. Luke 21:23 Or earth
  2. Luke 21:25 I.e., confirming miracles
  3. Luke 21:26 Lit inhabited earth
  4. Luke 21:26 Or heaven

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